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  • I Rigoberta Menchu Book Review

    Rigoberta Menchu An Indian Woman in Guatemala I recently finished reading I, Rigoberta Menchu for another class I am taking. It was written by Rigoberta Menchu and was published in 1983. I felt like this was a good book to review in light of reading about Women’s Rights and Poverty in the modules. Take a person out of their element and force them into an environment that is far from their norm, and typically you’d expect them to fail. “I was incapable of disobedience. And those employers exploited my obedience. They took advantage of my innocence.”(Menchu, 108) I have 5 sisters, and could not imagine them going through any of what we have covered in this class or even the things that Rigoberta experienced. When first moving here from American…

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  • Margaret Mead Coming Of Age In Samoa Summary

    Margaret Mead was a popular American writer, cultural, and visual anthropologist. Throughout her career, Margaret Mead has also conducted over twenty field trips (Yans-McLaughlin 2000). In addition, Mead’s fieldwork focused on the development and growth of adolescents. The reason why I chose Margaret Mead is because of the tremendous contributions that she has made to the field of anthropology and the public. In addition, I find it very astounding that Mead “offers a resolution of the old…

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  • Hazard Mitigation Research Paper

    Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs Introduction Manmade and natural disasters have the potential to cause great loss of property and loss of life. Disasters can also occur anytime and this is why mitigation is very important. Hazard mitigation is activities or measures that reduces or eliminates the effects to people and properties of natural or manmade hazards (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2016). According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mitigation is…

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  • Similarities Between Yanomamo And Samoan People

    Different cultures have diverse ways of experiencing aspects of their culture. There are many commonalities and distinctions between the Yanomamo and Samoan peoples. They have different and similar subsistence methods, divisions of labor, occupational specializations, exchange of goods, and economic links to power. These differences and similarities are striking and deserve thorough examination. One of many aspects Samoan and Yanomamo life that is different is their subsistence methods. The…

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  • Origin Of Tattooing Essay

    a shortage of factory workers in New Zealand. Today, many of the older generation Samoans who started the migration process for their families have passed away while some are now in their eighties and nineties. Most of young Samoans in New Zealand were born here and the up-bringing may not have been in the fa’aSamoa, ‘Samoan way’, depending on how their parents chose. Regardless of how the young people are brought up, the continuous and strong family inter-connectedness have exposed them to many…

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  • The Role Of German Immigrants During World War I

    agree that American sentiment towards Germany and German-Americans shifted quite rapidly from being tolerant to fearful in some way or another. However, there are different outlooks as to what directly spurred these changes the most. Some scholars argued that foreign relationships and intense imperialistic views were the leading cause of tensions between the two countries,…

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  • Hypocrisy In Angela M. Balcita's The Americano Dream

    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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  • The Disenfranchised Groups Of America

    can be used to keep groups divided; or a class of people with less understanding and knowledge of a specific language. In the readings, "But What do you Mean?” a short essay on how men and women have a tendency to miscommunicate. It explains how each gender forms their opinions based on interactions and communication between male and females. In comparison to the reading "The Meaning of a Word"; which discusses the context of a word that is considered to be racist, further more when used within…

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  • My Own Culture From An Insider 's Perspective Of An Outsider

    compare an aspect of another culture from an insider’s perspective in order to become more aware with the motivations behind the practice. Specifically, I will discuss the condition of higher education in America, contrasted with the practice of polygyny among African families to show how Sub-Saharan Africans view as “normal” in a larger context, and while revealing what may appear different and oppressive to and outsider, although it seems to be a complex practice to an insider than an outsider…

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  • Gronimo's Geronimo: A True American

    Geronimo: A True American The brave Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo was able to accomplish many astonishing feats before he died at the age of seventy-nine in 1909. Some of these achievements include continuing his journey of bettering the lives of his people despite his own family being murdered when he was only twenty-nine (27). Geronimo fully embodies the hard-working and no excuses attitude that many Americans strive for. Geronimo in many ways possesses the same moral code and ideas that…

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